Mystery animal that escaped from wildlife rescue has been identified with genetic testing
After a Pennslyvania woman saved a mysterious animal, the possible “dog” or “coyote” soon went missing from a wildlife rescue, though not before the animal could undergo genetic testing. We can only guess he was starting to feel somewhat better and decided it was time to go,” according to a Facebook post from Wildlife Works. The coyote went missing three weeks ago from a wildlife rescue after Christina Eyth saved the animal from the freezing cold. While Eyth couldn’t identify the animal, neither could wildlife experts once the animal was turned over to them. “Still no sightings though, thinking he is long gone,” added Morgan Barron, a trained wildlife rehabilitator for Wildlife Works, on Monday, Feb. 14, according to TribLIVE.com.mlive.com
Woman rescues mysterious animal from the cold, wildlife experts trying to ID it
While a Pennslyvania woman from Fairfield Township has received thanks for recently saving a mysterious animal, wildlife experts don’t know what the animal actually is. “I peaked outside the door and that’s whenever I noticed the animal on the left-hand side. And it was so scared and cold and shivering,” she added. “It’s definitely a coyote, no it’s a dog, so with there being so much question, that’s whenever they got the wildlife officials involved.”Even Morgan Barron, a trained wildlife rehabilitator for Wildlife Works, can’t figure out the animal. While the animal is said to be “very timid, very scared and not aggressive at all,” it’s being treated for mange and genetically tested.mlive.com
Michigan sanctuary trains officers how to catch alligators
Most of them are small alligators still living in aquariums in people’s homes. But sometimes calls come in for larger alligators spotted in ponds or creeks. In 2019, a man was collecting minnows in Tuscola County when a 5 to 6 foot alligator lunged at him from a ditch. The man drew his pistol and killed the animal.
Rebecca Regnier: Hermit-like behavior and normal life
"I wonder when it is safe for all of us to be out there, what that will look like? I wonder when it is safe for all of us to be out there, what that will look like? I’m feral now. When we’re all vaccinated and released back into the world, there’s going to be a whole lot of feral creatures hissing at each other while on our haunches. Perhaps it’s a good thing for polite society that I won’t be eligible for that vaccine for a while.monroenews.com
Genesee County bat tests positive for rabies
DETROIT – A rabid bat has been identified within Genesee County in Gaines, the third confirmed case of rabies in an animal this year. The three rabid animals this year have been from different areas of Genesee County. The Genesee County Health Department wants to remind residents that it is important to make sure your pets are current on their vaccinations, including rabies. Vaccinating all pets under your care with the rabies vaccine is essential to promoting animal and human health. For domestic animals such as dogs or cats and animal care questions, please contact the Genesee County Animal Control at 810-732-1660.
Michigan animal rescues inundated with injured wildlife amid COVID-19 pandemic
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. The Howell Nature Center is a regional wildlife rehab center and a hub for injured animals -- and this summer its being inundated with injured wildlife during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. READ: Metro Detroit veterinarian says stay-at-home orders mean more dog walks, leading to healthier dogs and familiesWe are absolutely getting slammed out, quite a challenge this year, Laura Butler, with the nature center, said. The same goes for the Bird Center of Washtenaw County, which is near capacity with 125 birds. Because of coronavirus, public visitation isnt allowed at the Howell Nature Center and that means no money is coming in. Dana DeBenham just retired from the nature center in January but she back helping heal animals for release.